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Testing still Malaysia’s weakest link, says Dr Jemilah
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PETALING JAYA: The test, trace, isolate and support strategy is Malaysia’s weakest link in its pandemic management strategy, Dr Jemilah Mahmood has said.

The special adviser to former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin on public health said a national testing strategy would be needed to stave off small outbreaks as states begin to reopen their economies.

She told CodeBlue that testing was a key measure to contain the virus as the country begins to prioritise mitigation over containment, reversing tack only in specific localities when needed to prevent small outbreaks.

“I want to say, first of all, that Covid-19 is not over. What is happening very clearly is that we will have waves of outbreaks, but hopefully, the waves are small and very manageable, and patients don’t feel very ill as more people are vaccinated and our health system can cope.

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Testing still Malaysia’s weakest link, says Dr Jemilah - by superadmin - 08-26-2021, 03:44 PM

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